Bengal's serial killer and rapist 'chain man' sentenced to loss of life, superstition had landed him in police web

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Bengal’s serial killer and rapist ‘chain man’ sentenced to loss of life, superstition had landed him in police web

A 38-year-old man from West Bengal, who killed at the very least 9 ladies and raped two of the victims, has been sentenced to loss of life in rape and homicide case.

Kamruzzaman Sarkar or ‘chain man’ was arrested in June last yr for raping and homicide of a 16-year-old woman. Sarkar was sentenced to loss of life in the case by a district court in West Bengal’s East Burdwan district on Monday.

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Sarkar was charged in 15 cases — two rape, seven homicide and 6 try to homicide, The Hindustan Times reported. The serial killer was also charged with sections associated to theft, the each day added.

All the crimes committed by Bengal’s serial killer befell between 2013 and 2019, whereas his victims have been aged between 16 and 75 years.


Sarkar would enter properties throughout afternoon hours on the pretext of taking electrical energy meter readings after which attack the ladies, some ladies who managed to flee the assaults by Sarkar informed the court.

Sarkar’s modus operandi was to strangulate his victims with a cycle chain after which hit them on the pinnacle with an iron rod to make sure loss of life. This had earned him the tags of ‘chain man’ in Bengal.

“He selected his prey fastidiously and normally struck in the afternoons, when the lads of the homes have been away at work. He would conduct a recce for two-three days to search out out whether or not the girl he needed to focus on was alone at residence,” Bhaskar Mukherjee, SP, East Burdwan district was quoted as saying by HT.

Police mentioned Sarkar initially hailed from Murshidabad district and used to stick with his spouse, two sons and a daughter in East Burdwan.


Sarkar’s downfall was introduced on by his superstition, HT acknowledged in its report. It was his red color bike and helmet which led to his arrest last yr.

Sarkar’s astrologer had informed him that red was his fortunate color and so he continued utilizing his bike and helmet even when some ladies managed to flee, police mentioned.

Following the homicide of the teenager, the Bengal police had shaped teams and brought assist of volunteers to nab Sarkar. Two civic volunteers had alerted police a person on a red bike tried to hurry past the barricade. He, nevertheless, lost his stability, and fell. Police had lastly arrested the Bengal’s serial killer.

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